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My mom recently sent me packages of Zyrtec, no problem.
I never had any problems sending medication back and forth.
The new rules seem to be applying strictly to food (so far!)
If you have other information, please post.
From: Dona Mommsen [mailto:dona.mommsen_at_gmx.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: swiss-list: Rules regarding Food imports into the US?
I have two additional comments / questions:
- As far as I understood from hearsay, swiss post offices simply tell
people that they cannot ship any food, as this is easier than
explaining the correct procedure. My optimistic suggestion: I remember
that they had a few computers with internet connection in larger post
offices just for commercial purposes. Maybe they should extend that as
a service to capture your FDA- registration right on the spot?
Preferably linked to a huge product database to find the right product
description? (I'm just daydreaming).
- Here comes the more serious question: Has anybody heard something
about shipping medicine, especially homeopathic and over-the counter
P.S: I have a few thoughts to get off my chest (Parental Guidance: The
following passages contain cynical remarks)
I think that the new regulation is really annoying and IMHO absolutely
useless as it doesn't improve any security issues for the US.
Furthermore it is again the wrong ('Big Brother'-) approach to suspect
everybody and putting every action under surveillance. Why is the
simple green sticker you used to put as customs declaration not good
enough? Are you suspicious if their database is telling them that your
relatives ship you too much chocolate? Or maybe in future your family &
friends have first to make an appointment with the US Embassy and apply
for a 'allowed-to-ship' visa, naturally with the proper security
clearance? Then you ship not only the product identification, but also
the machine-readable identification of the sender, wouldn't that be the
necessary too? Huge electronic systems are the perfect tool to create
jobs, and maybe thats the only mission accomplished with these changes.
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Received on Fri Feb 06 2004 - 13:43:27 PST